Day of Nov 29th, 2020
Day of Nov 28th, 2020
- Daniel Millington
Hello! What's your background and what do you do? I'm currently an Engineering Manager on the Infrastructure team at Samsara, an Industrial IoT platform. Before this, I managed an SRE team at Cisco Meraki.
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Day of Nov 27th, 2020
- “Please Get These Men Out”: Upper West Siders Campaign To Eject Homeless Residents
One photo shows a man who supposedly overdosed on a pharmacy floor. Another shows someone sleeping on the steps of the New York Historical Society with his hands down his pants. Comments below the pictures refer to the men, most of whom are Black or Latino, as “creatures” and “sub-human.
Read at 05:17 pm, Nov 27th
- NYC Health Commissioner Barbot Resigns, Claims De Blasio Sidelined Her Department During Pandemic
New York City's health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, submitted her resignation on Tuesday morning, marking a shakeup in one of the most critical city agencies during the pandemic. Listen to Elizabeth Kim discuss Dr. Barbot's resignation with WNYC's Jami Floyd on All Things Considered:
Read at 05:11 pm, Nov 27th
- Staff promotion packets.
This is a draft guide for staffeng.com.
Read at 05:08 pm, Nov 27th
- The Logic of Pandemic Restrictions Is Falling Apart
Two weeks ago, I staged a reluctant intervention via Instagram direct message. The subject was a longtime friend, Josh, who had been sharing photos of himself and his fiancé occasionally dining indoors at restaurants since New York City, where we both live, had reopened them in late September.
Read at 04:59 pm, Nov 27th
- Green Rush: The Incredible Rise and Collapse of LA's Genius Fund, an $164M Cannabis Startup
Their Russian investor was dead. On a late Tuesday night in early May, the billionaire Russian coal tycoon, Dmitry "Dima" Bosov stopped answering phone calls and messages.
Read at 04:48 pm, Nov 27th
- AskProfWolff: "Socialism With Chinese Characteristics"
Get your copies of Prof. Wolff's books with [email protected]: "Understanding Socialism" and "Understanding Marxism" https://www.democracyatwork.info/books Submit your own question to Prof. Wolff on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/economicupdate/community We are committed to providing these videos to you free
Read at 03:55 am, Nov 27th
- Exclusive: Gov. Ron DeSantis Acknowledges State’s Unemployment System Was Built With ‘Pointless Roadblocks’ To Pay Out ‘Least Number Of Claims’
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Gov. Ron DeSantis is acknowledging or the first time that the state unemployment system was deliberately designed to frustrate people, making it so difficult for them to apply for benefits that they would give up and just not get paid.
Read at 03:50 am, Nov 27th
- Preload late-discovered Hero images faster
Preload allows you to inform the browser about critical resources you want to load as soon as possible, prior to them being found in HTML.
Read at 03:40 am, Nov 27th
- A Russian ship's cargo of dangerous ammonium nitrate was stranded in Beirut port for years
As Lebanon's investigation into the devastating blast in Beirut continues, officials have pointed to a possible cause: A massive shipment of agricultural fertilizer that authorities say was stored in the port of Beirut without safety precautions for years -- despite warnings by local officials.
Read at 03:39 am, Nov 27th
- Kamala, Joe, And The Fissures In The Base
On Tuesday afternoon, the news came in that Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, picked Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate. That makes her the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to be on a major party ticket as vice president.
Read at 03:32 am, Nov 27th
- Some common hiring manager mistakes.
There’s a lot to say about hiring, and I’ve written a fair amount about it, but as I was chatting with a few folks over the past couple weeks, I realized one thing I haven’t written about is the frequent mistakes or challenges that new hiring managers often encounter and sometimes struggle wit
Read at 03:28 am, Nov 27th
- Ambiguous Power Guy and Divesting From Mainstream LGBTQ Movements
I do want to apologize and say this blog post today may be anything but short. However, you all in the HuffPost blogosphere look smart, so I am sure you can handle it. I wanted to use this blog post to do a couple of things: So, firstly, let's talk a bit about power.
Read at 03:02 am, Nov 27th
- QAnon Is Using the Anti-Trafficking Movement’s Conspiracy Playbook
Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), a hard-charging sex trafficking “rescue” group with conservative roots, doesn’t just accept donations to fund its multimillion-dollar mission; it also lets donors in on the action.
Read at 03:01 am, Nov 27th
- Is WP Notify the Silver Bullet WordPress Needs to End Admin Notification Spam?
A short while ago, Justin Tadlock posted an article titled Are Plugin Authors to Blame for the Poor Admin Notices Experience?. If you haven’t already, I recommend reading his article.
Read at 02:51 am, Nov 27th
- Are Plugin Authors to Blame for the Poor Admin Notices Experience?
Last Thursday, Vova Feldman published an article asking that we stop blaming plugin authors for the plethora of admin notices that users are bombarded with each day. The real culprit? The lack of a notifications mechanism in WordPress core.
Read at 02:48 am, Nov 27th
- The best parts of Visual Studio Code are proprietary
I've been very surprised and delighted over a number of years now by Microsoft's strong efforts in open source. I understand the skeptics, I was on Slashdot when they tried to sue Linux out of existence and I think only time will tell.
Read at 02:43 am, Nov 27th
- NYCHA boss plans to revamp housing units by handing city-owned corporation
It’s a paper shuffle that could really pay off.
Read at 02:40 am, Nov 27th
Day of Nov 26th, 2020
- Your hiring funnel.
Most companies believe they are constrained by funding, product market fit or hiring. Books have been written about each of those, and this will be a foray into hiring. In particular, it'll be a look at how to use the fundamental hiring diagnostic tool: the hiring funnel.
Read at 07:12 pm, Nov 26th
Day of Nov 25th, 2020
- by Ben Saxton
Over the last decade or so, Andrew Brokos has become well-known for his valuable poker content. He makes training videos, writes articles (many of which have appeared in this magazine), coaches, blogs, and, with Nate Meyvis, co-hosts the Thinking Poker Podcast.
Read at 11:40 pm, Nov 25th
- My Experience in a Democratic-Centralist Organization
In the wake of the dissolution of the International Socialist Organization (ISO), many socialists in the United States are asking themselves if democratic centralism inevitably leads to the bureaucratization of leadership, raising further questions about whether organizations and parties that consid
Read at 11:18 pm, Nov 25th
- Test grepping in Cypress using Module API
If you are running hunderds of tests in Cypress, chances are you may want to run just a subset of them. There are several ways you can do this, and in this blog, I’d like to show you mine.
Read at 04:58 pm, Nov 25th
- Introducing cy.intercept - Next Generation Network Stubbing in Cypress 6.0
Today, we're elevating the power and scope of Cypress' network handling capabilities with the introduction of the cy.intercept command in Cypress 6.0. One of the most powerful and beloved features of Cypress are easy network stubbing and spying APIs via cy.route and cy.server commands.
Read at 04:57 pm, Nov 25th
- How to Value Hands
You’re holding JT on a J593 board. How strong would you say your hand is? Is it a monster with which you’re looking to play a large pot or a marginal hand you’d like to get to showdown cheaply? If someone bets, will you call, raise, or fold?
Read at 03:26 pm, Nov 25th
- With Big Budget Hole, Will New York Raise Taxes on Rich?
Top Democrats in the state Legislature on Wednesday united behind calls for increasing taxes on the rich as direct aid from the federal government continues to stall.
Read at 03:20 pm, Nov 25th
- New York’s Emergency Rent Relief Program Is a Mess
Technology and linguistic barriers are emerging that may make the rental aid inaccessible to those who need it most.
Read at 03:16 am, Nov 25th
- Don’t Play GTO Preflop in Small Stakes Tournaments
Most of us have learned not to play GTO in small stakes tournaments. We’ve heard time and time again that the purpose of studying GTO is to learn how to best deviate from it to maximally exploit our opponents’ mistakes. However, the emphasis on this tends to center around post flop play.
Read at 03:07 am, Nov 25th
- New York’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy
NEW YORK (AP) — Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility.
Read at 03:03 am, Nov 25th
- Infinite Scroll without Layout Shifts
Today, we'll look at how patterns for loading long lists can impact the Core Web Vitals with some recommended fixes. Infinite scrolling is a loading strategy where new content is fetched and rendered while the user scrolls down a page.
Read at 02:57 am, Nov 25th
- TypeScript — Data Immutability
Read at 02:49 am, Nov 25th
- TypeScript + React: Component patterns
This list is a collection of component patterns for React when working with TypeScript. See them as an extension to the TypeScript + React Guide that deals with overall concepts and types. This list has been heavily inspired by chantastic’s original React patterns list.
Read at 02:36 am, Nov 25th
- Pigeon Pedagogy
These were my remarks today during my "flipped" keynote at DigPed. You can read the transcript of my keynote here. We haven't had a dog in well over a decade. Kin and I travel so much that it just seemed cruel.
Read at 02:34 am, Nov 25th
- 'Luddite Sensibilities' and the Future of Education
This is the transcript of my keynote at the Digital Pedagogy Lab this morning. Except not really. It was a "flipped" keynote, so this is more like the pre-reading for what I actually talked about. Sort of. I have really struggled to prepare a keynote for you all.
Read at 02:29 am, Nov 25th
- In reversal, GOP officials in key Michigan county certify ballot count after striking a compromise with Democrats
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Read at 02:12 am, Nov 25th
Day of Nov 24th, 2020
- Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama file to hold unionization vote
SEATTLE — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama have filed a notice to hold a unionization vote, in what could be a major labor battle against a company that has long opposed the unionization of its workforce. Employees at a newly opened Amazon facility in Bessemer, Ala.
Read at 04:24 pm, Nov 24th
- The Life and Times of Cerebus Hobbes Welch
Cerebus is named Hobbes for a week, because everybody who read the newspaper in the 90s has an instinctive urge to name cats Hobbes. At the end of that week, I remember I’d always meant to name my next pet Cerebus, so Hobbes is shunted to middle name status.
Read at 02:09 pm, Nov 24th
- After Quitting Deadspin in Protest, They’re Starting a New Site
The journalists who took part in a staff rebellion last year are starting Defector Media, a company with a podcast and a website dedicated to sports and culture.
Read at 01:51 pm, Nov 24th
- Masks May Reduce Viral Dose, Some Experts Say
People wearing face coverings will take in fewer coronavirus particles, evidence suggests, making disease less severe.
Read at 01:48 pm, Nov 24th
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Read at 04:01 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript: Variadic Tuple Types Preview
TypeScript 4.0 is supposed to be released in August 2020, and one of the biggest changes in this release will be variadic tuple types. And even though his feature is hot of the press at the time of this writing, it’s worth checking out and see what we can do with it.
Read at 03:59 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript: Match the exact object shape
Read at 03:54 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript: Mapped types for type maps
Read at 03:52 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript: Augmenting global and lib.dom.d.ts
Recently I wanted to use a ResizeObserver in my application. ResizeObserver recently landed in all major browsers, but when you use it in TypeScript — at the time of this writing — ResizeObserver won’t be recognized as a valid object (or constructor). So why is that?
Read at 03:50 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript + React: Extending JSX Elements
React typings for TypeScript come with lots of interfaces for all possible HTML elements out there. But sometimes, your browsers, your frameworks or your code are a little bit ahead of what’s possible. Let’s say you want to use the latest image features in Chrome, and load your images lazily.
Read at 03:05 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript: Ambient modules for Webpack loaders
Read at 03:04 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript: Improving Object.keys
TypeScript’s predefined types in lib.d.ts are usually very well-typed and give tons of information on how to use built-in functionality as well as providing you with extra-type safety. Until they don’t. Consider the following example with an object type Person:
Read at 03:02 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript: Assertion signatures and Object.defineProperty
Read at 03:01 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript: Check for object properties and narrow down type
Read at 02:27 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript: Type predicates
Type predicates in TypeScript help you narrowing down your types based on conditionals. They’re similar to type guards, but work on functions. They way the work is, if a function returns true, change the type of the paramter to something more useful. Let’s start with a basic example.
Read at 02:23 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript: The constructor interface pattern
If you are doing traditional OOP with TypeScript, the structural features of TypeScript might sometimes get in your way. Look at the following class hierachy for instance: The FilterItem abstract class needs to be implemented by other classes. In this example by AFilter and BFilter.
Read at 01:30 am, Nov 24th
- TypeScript and Substitutability
When starting with TypeScript it took not much time to stumble upon some of the type system’s odds. Odds that make a lot of sense if you take a closer look. In this article I want to show you why and how in some cases, TypeScript allows non-matching method signatures.
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- Advanced TypeScript
You rarely learn Advanced TypeScript features just by themselves. Only when combined with other parts of the language and put in context they reveal their true power. And this is the focus of this guide. This is a constantly updated collection of articles you can find on this site.
Read at 12:27 am, Nov 24th
Day of Nov 23rd, 2020
- The Cicada Principle, revisited with CSS variables
Many of today’s web crafters were not writing CSS at the time Alex Walker’s landmark article The Cicada Principle and Why it Matters to Web Designers was published in 2011.
Read at 11:52 pm, Nov 23rd
- What happened to that ‘blue wave’?
As Biden voters celebrated in the streets this past weekend, Democratic politicians began to fight among themselves. Although they won the presidency, Democrats lost seats in the House and failed to flip a single state legislative chamber. What went wrong in down-ballot races?
Read at 04:50 am, Nov 23rd
- I’m a Chess Expert. Here’s What ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Gets Right
The Netflix show about a female chess prodigy in the 1950s and ’60s is one of the best screen adaptations of the game yet. But there are a few wrong moves.
Read at 04:40 am, Nov 23rd
- Parliamentarians unite to block NDP wealth tax supported by supermajority of Canadians
Yesterday was an indictment of Canadian politics. The Liberal Party, Conservative Party, and Bloc Québécois united to oppose a New Democratic Party motion which would have created a one percent tax on an individual’s wealth over $20 million.
Read at 04:36 am, Nov 23rd
- Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month
HOUNDE, Burkina Faso (AP) — The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known.
Read at 04:32 am, Nov 23rd
- Hygiene Theater Is a Huge Waste of Time
People are power scrubbing their way to a false sense of security. As a COVID-19 summer surge sweeps the country, deep cleans are all the rage.
Read at 04:27 am, Nov 23rd
- A Black Marxist Scholar Wanted to Talk About Race. It Ignited a Fury.
The cancellation of a speech reflects an intense debate on the left: Is racism the primary problem in America today, or the outgrowth of a system that oppresses all poor people?
Read at 04:18 am, Nov 23rd
- EXCLUSIVE: Anger, leaks and tensions at the Supreme Court during the LGBTQ rights case
When the Supreme Court extended the 1964 Civil Rights Act to gay and lesbian workers in a landmark June ruling, the justices also protected transgender employees.
Read at 04:03 am, Nov 23rd